Ruby/JS Backend Developer

We are searching for backend developer to work on projects based on Ruby on Rails and Javascript. Our stack is quite diverse:

  • Ruby on Rails / Javascript in the backend
  • Javascript + Webpacker + Vue.js or React
  • Postgres + ElasticSearch
  • R for data analysis
  • Ansible + Docker
  • Git

(You don’t have to master all of this, but be willing to learn them)

Our methodology is open and we value an agile attitude: TDD, small releases and iterations, clean code with good abstractions and good communication skills both in the code and in the submitted PRs.

We work on Github, using a git workflow, with Continuous integration and Continuous Delivery (when we can!).

Skills we’re looking for

  • Open source data entusiast
  • Attention to detail and client satisfaction
  • Familiarity with user centered design and agile
  • Self-management, proactivity attitude

About Populate

Populate is a small team that enjoys working on interesting and impactful projects (although we remain realists about generating impact, meaning we hate bullshit talk). Small means you will (and want to) do many different things, and that we don't plan to grow as crazy. Interesting means working smart with curious people (yes, weird sometimes - but that's the fun right?).

We work for clients and on our products, such as Gobierto, a platform to help public administrations better connect with their constituents. We put a lot of thought on what projects we work on and which clients we want to work with. Apart from the output of the work, we value a lot the quality of the process: we like to work fast and efficiently, and that can only be done if everyone is motivated, happy, aligned and believing in what we are doing and who we are working with.

We enjoy open (code, data...), and believe in it as a positive force.

Our aim as a team is to enjoy the process of building products that we believe in and that put a dent in the universe.

Founding partners are Álvaro Ortiz (@furilo) and Fernando Blat (@ferblape).

Language and communications skills

We have a mix of spanish and english speaking clients. Many of our internal communication is in english. We expect you can communicate well in english and spanish, both written and in-person. We love when people can articulate thoughts with elegance, precision and economy.

Conditions / What we offer

  • Competitive salary according to experience
  • A nice working place at our office in Argüelles, Madrid, Spain
  • Conferences and books budget
  • Flexible hours and remote
  • Interesting projects to work on

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